What do I need to set up my turntables with Ableton?

So I am trying to set up my equipment to work together and hit a snag.  I have 2 Technics 1200 with a Vestax Mixer and I have an iMac with Ableton Live 8 with an APC40 and M-Audio Axiom25.  How would I be able, if at all possible to play All over my stereo and be able to record.  Do I need to buy a usb audio interface or a different program to be able to record? Or is it possible just using Ableton.  Every time I hook my Vestax mixer into the mac I don't get any sound.  Just frustrated and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thx

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minns1115 1 year ago | 0 comments

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    You can absolutely record with just Live, no additional software needed. However, I could use a little further clarification on your hardware setup in order to be of any help. What model Vestax mixer do you have and how are you hooking it up to your Mac? Are you using the 1/8 inch input on the back of the iMac? Also, are you wanting to monitor your turntables and Live's audio output on your stereo, or headphones, or both? Just drop a comment on this post and hopefully I can help you out from there!

    Cheers!

    1 year ago | 4 comments

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